Earth Evolving

2009/11/04 § Leave a comment

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The study of seismic activity never ceases to amaze.  As the world’s cultures endlessly evolve, so too does the earth.  A crack in Ethiopia which instantly, in geographic terms, appeared as a result of volcanic activity under the surface, inevitably creating a new sea.

“The result shows that highly active volcanic boundaries along the edges of tectonic ocean plates may suddenly break apart in large sections, instead of in bits, as the leading theory held. And such sudden large-scale events on land pose a much more serious hazard to populations living near the rift than would several smaller events….”

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